Tech Archive
15 April 2015, 06:54 AM ET
Would you like an Austrian chocolate burrito? Chef Watson has the recipe, which pairs cinnamon, apricots, vanilla and cheese, that the brainy system created based on its training with the Institute of Culinary Education.
15 April 2015, 06:53 AM ET
More than 1 million Apple Watches were pre-ordered last week, on the first day the device went on sale, according to a firm that tracks consumer spending.
14 April 2015, 07:27 PM ET
Health apps are everywhere, but do they do more harm than good? Doctors are debating whether such self-monitoring mobile technology is useless — or even dangerous.
14 April 2015, 10:05 AM ET
The Forerunner 920XT is the cream of the crop when it comes to multisport GPS watches.
13 April 2015, 02:42 PM ET
From smartphone apps like Siri to features like facial recognition in photos, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a part of everyday life. But humanity should take more care in developing AI than with other technologies, experts say.
11 April 2015, 01:32 PM ET
One rumoured and simple test to determine a flat battery from a good one is the dead battery bounce – drop them on the floor, and the flat ones bounce.
10 April 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Amazon has won approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin testing delivery drones in the United States.
10 April 2015, 11:05 AM ET
The factories of the future got their start in a petri dish.
10 April 2015, 10:43 AM ET
DARwIn-OP, which stands for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform, recently visited the National Science Foundation to participate in a 'video interview' while 'he' was in town for a National Robotics Week event.
09 April 2015, 09:07 AM ET
The Vivoactive is a new wearable from Garmin that's part smartwatch and part fitness tracker.
08 April 2015, 10:38 AM ET
For National Robotics Week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) postulated the DARwIn-OP robot (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform) taking one selfie per decade before heading to work for 900 years.
07 April 2015, 07:28 AM ET
Whether they're designing flying cars or teleporters, aspiring young inventors will have the chance to share their visions for the technology of the future, as part of a nationwide challenge hosted by the makers of Disney's upcoming film "Tomorrowland" an
05 April 2015, 11:41 AM ET
After more than two years of maintenance and upgrade work, the Large Hadron Collider has come back to life and will run at higher energies than ever. The ring-shaped collider produces conditions just milliseconds after the Big Bang.
03 April 2015, 03:46 PM ET
It’s a great day for particle physics fans: the world’s largest atom smasher has been cleared to start running again as early as this weekend.
03 April 2015, 12:01 PM ET
Skin-like, flexible, 'smart bandages' now in early development can sense how well a wound is healing and release embedded medication to fight a resurgent infection.
02 April 2015, 12:48 PM ET
Engineers at the University of California-Berkely are developing sensors to detect signs of tissue damage before they fully develop. They also hope to develop a pen-sized version of the 'bandage' for nurses to use for spot checking patients.
02 April 2015, 11:35 AM ET
At $299, the Wellograph fitness watch's sleek design and intuitive graphics don't come cheap.
02 April 2015, 09:52 AM ET
Altaeros Energies Buoyant Airborne Turbine dirigible can lift a generator higher than current tower mounted wind turbines, producing twice the energy from the faster wind velocities aloft.
01 April 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Physicist Jon Butterworth will recount the dramatic hunt for the Higgs boson in a lecture tonight (April 1) at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada.
31 March 2015, 04:47 PM ET
With a built-in heart rate sensor and GPS tracking, the Surge is one of the most comprehensive fitness trackers on the market.
31 March 2015, 04:07 PM ET
The cyberwood, which continues to work even after its living components die, is made from a combination of tobacco plant and teensy carbon tubes. The result could lead to better technologies in night-vision cameras and temperature sensors.
30 March 2015, 08:15 PM ET
Ordinary tampons can detect sewage pollution, a new study shows.
30 March 2015, 04:29 PM ET
The Mio Fuse is a new fitness tracker and training device from Mio Global, a company known for wrist-worn heart-rate monitors.
29 March 2015, 05:12 PM ET
Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world.
27 March 2015, 04:04 PM ET
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.
27 March 2015, 01:20 AM ET
Using a scaffolding built from tobacco viruses, engineers have created a super-efficient nanoscale sponge.
27 March 2015, 12:34 AM ET
A watched pot may never boil, but a watched pot coated in these super-sponge nanostructures might.
26 March 2015, 04:25 PM ET
Here are the best fitness trackers, GPS watches and smartwatches for swimmers. We tested 16 waterproof wearables in a variety of conditions.
26 March 2015, 03:25 PM ET
The Suunto Ambit3 has advanced swim features beyond most GPS watches, but its app is only compatible with iOS devices and wireless pairing options are limited.
26 March 2015, 03:08 PM ET
The Swimovate PoolMate Live has a bright display that can be read underwater, but it suffers from a bulky design and doesn’t sync wirelessly.
26 March 2015, 02:51 PM ET
The Garmin Swim's best features include its ability to track every part of a swim workout, even drills that don’t require you to take strokes.
26 March 2015, 02:20 PM ET
A drone that mimics the way birds fold and flap their wings could improve the design of future unmanned autonomous vehicles, and could even help the machines withstand midair collisions.